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Iraq: 104 killed, 95 wounded

April 17, 2014
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"At least 104 people were killed today. Many of them were militants, but a large number of security forces and civilians were among the casualties. At least 95 people were wounded. The most significant attack was on a government compound housing the Anbar governor’s office and provincial council building." (04/16/14)

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Afghanistan: Taliban say they killed seven policemen

April 17, 2014
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Houston Chronicle    

"A group of Afghan policemen were kidnapped Wednesday while traveling in civilian clothes, and the Taliban later claimed they had killed seven of them. In a statement emailed to journalists, the militants said they had killed the policemen in an ambush in the Said Abad district of Wardak province, and that they found documents on the policemen that showed they were members of the Afghan Civil Order Police, an elite police unit." (04/16/14)

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Pakistan: Rebels refuse to extend ceasefire

April 17, 2014
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The Peninsula Online [Qatar]    

"The Pakistani Taliban yesterday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a one-month ceasefire at the start of March as the government sought a negotiated end to their bloody seven-year insurgency. The TTP extended the ceasefire to April 10, but complained there had been 'complete silence' from the government since then and hinted that the military was trying to thwart talks." (04/17/14)

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Iraq: 55 killed, 44 wounded as Abu Ghraib prison shuts down

April 16, 2014
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"At least 55 people were killed and 44 more were wounded. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government transferred over 2,000 prisoners out of Abu Ghraib prison citing security concerns, as it is near militant-controlled areas." (04/15/14)

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Afghanistan: US airstrike kills three

April 16, 2014
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"An overnight US air strike against the Khost Province in eastern Afghanistan has killed three civilians, a woman and her two children. It also injured the father of the children. NATO said it was aware of the reports of the incident and is looking into it. There were no previous statements surrounding the air strike, which is unusual for Afghanistan attacks." (04/15/14)

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Iraq: 57 killed, 19 wounded

April 15, 2014
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"At least 57 people were killed today, and another 19 were wounded. Most of the fatalities were militants. Also, militants were able to shut down the Falluja Dam a day after authorities said it was completely reopened." (04/14/14)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill NATO truck drivers

April 15, 2014
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The Hindu [India]    

"At least two drivers in a convoy of Afghanistan-bound NATO tankers in Pakistan’s restive north-west were shot dead on Monday, an official said. The attack occurred days after a ceasefire declared by the Taliban insurgents expired last week. Gunmen fired rocket-propelled grenades and bullets at oil tankers in the Jamrud area near Peshawar city on the main highway leading into Afghanistan, administration official Amjad Khan said." (04/14/14)

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Iraq: 36 killed, 28 wounded

April 14, 2014
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Business Standard [India]    

"At least 36 people were killed and 28 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq Sunday, police said. In one attack, eight policemen were killed and 10 people wounded in a suicide truck bomb attack targeting police in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, Xinhua quoted a police source as saying. The attack occurred in the morning when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden truck into a police checkpoint and blew it up in Debis town." (04/14/14)

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Iraq: 78 killed, 123 wounded

April 11, 2014
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"At least 78 people were killed and 123 were wounded today across Iraq. Baghdad was subjected to bombings again, while Anbar suffered from shelling and clashes. Scattered violence occurred elsewhere." (04/10/14)

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Pakistan: At least 15 killed in court attack, Waziristan fighting

April 11, 2014
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The Hindu [India]    

"At least two people were killed and several injured on Friday after armed attackers opened an indiscriminate fire at a local district court in Rawalpindi. According to police personnel, a prisoner and a civilian were killed during the firing .... In other two bomb blasts 13 people were killed and two injured in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region. ... a roadside blast hit a vehicle in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, killing three people and injuring two others .... In the other incident, some unidentified people fired a rocket at a vehicle in the Shawal area that killed six people on spot and left four injured." (04/11/14)

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Iraq: 108 dead, 95 wounded

April 9, 2014
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"At least people 108 were killed and 95 more were wounded. Many militants were killed not only in Anbar province but also killed near Baghdad and into Diyala province. The electoral commission said that voting would not occur in areas of Anbar province where clashes are ongoing. Anbar citizens who have found safe shelter elsewhere will be allowed to cast their votes at their new locations, but election employees and equipment will not be put into jeopardy in parts of Anbar. Some fear that Sunnis might take this as further proof of their disenfranchisement." (04/08/14)

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Pakistan: At least 19 killed in market bombing

April 9, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"At least 19 people were killed and about 50 injured when a high-intensity explosion ripped through Islamabad's crowded fruit and vegetable market on Wednesday morning, police said. ... At least 19 people were killed and about 50 injured when a high-intensity explosion ripped through Islamabad's crowded fruit and vegetable market on Wednesday morning, police said." (04/09/14)

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Iraq: 54 killed, 52 wounded

April 8, 2014
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"At least 52 people were killed and 52 more were wounded. Also two men were executed on terrorism charges, bringing this year’s total to 46 put to death. Two civilians were killed and six more were wounded during another round of shelling in Falluja. ... In Mosul, a bomb wounded four people. Gunmen killed a Shabak man. A body was discovered. In Arijia, a suicide car bomber killed four people and wounded three more. A bomb wounded six people in Sumer." (04/07/14)

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Afghanistan: Roadside bomb kills 15 people

April 8, 2014
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Salt Lake Tribune    

"A roadside bomb killed at least 15 people traveling in vehicles that had been diverted from a main road Monday after an earlier attack in southern Afghanistan, officials said. The blast came after a relatively calm weekend in which no major attacks were reported as Afghans voted for a new president and provincial councils." (04/07/14)

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Syria: “Fierce fighting” in Latakia

April 4, 2014
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"Fierce battles raged on Thursday over key flashpoints in Syria’s Latakia province, a [pro-rebel propaganda front organization] said, nearly two weeks into a rebel offensive against the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad’s clan and his Alawite sect. Fighting was especially fierce over a strategic hilltop known as Observatory 45, overrun by rebels last week, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights." (04/04/14)

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Iraq: 102 killed, 62 wounded

April 4, 2014
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"As many as 102 people were killed and 62 more were wounded today. Dozens of people were killed during an attack on an army base in Yusufiya. The Interior Ministry and local officials gave inconsistent casualty figures." (04/03/14)

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Pakistan: Bomb in toy kills boy, injures four children

April 4, 2014
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NDTV [India]    

"A 10-year-old boy was killed and four others were wounded when an explosive apparently hidden inside a toy they were playing with detonated in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, police said. The incident took place in Khaki, a suburb of Nowshera town in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa district, where many Afghan refugees are settled." (04/04/14)

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Syria: Regime claims five killed by mortar attacks in Damascus

April 3, 2014
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Fox News    

"Syria's state run news agency says indiscriminate mortar attacks by rebels have killed five civilians and wounded dozens in the capital, Damascus. The Syrian Red Crescent Society also said its first aid teams were on high alert Wednesday after a barrage of mortar shells struck Damascus and nearby suburbs. It said more than 50 injured were transferred to hospital." (04/02/14)

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Iraq: 56 killed, 55 wounded

March 31, 2014
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"At least 56 people were killed and 55 more were wounded in scattered attacks across Iraq today. In one attack, an important bridge fell into the Euphrates, killing several people. Seven people were killed and wounded 11 more were wounded when a suicide bomber blew up his explosives and demolished the al-Houz Bridge in Ramadi. This leaves only one bridge on the Euphrates River that can still be used by civilians. Two bridges are reserved for security forces, and two others were destroyed this year." (03/30/14)

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Afghanistan: Two blasts kill eight

March 31, 2014
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The Hindu [India]    

"At least eight people were killed and four injured on Monday in two separate bombing attacks in northern Afghanistan. 'A police vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Khan Abad district, killing an officer and wounding three others,' said Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, police spokesman for Kunduz province." (03/31/14)

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Iraq: Bombings kill 26

March 28, 2014
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Day & Night News    

"A series of bombings targeting commercial areas of Baghdad killed 26 people as residents were heading out on the town today in a new spasm of violence to strike the Iraqi capital, according to Iraqi officials. The attacks happened within minutes of each other, suggesting a coordinated assault like those favoured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaida-inspired group that is behind much of the bloodshed in Iraq. The evening’s first attack was also the deadliest." (03/28/14)

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Pakistan: One killed when gunmen open fire on polio team

March 28, 2014
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CNN    

"Two gunmen opened fire Thursday on a team carrying out polio vaccinations in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, killing the police officer guarding them. 'The assailants sped away on their motorcycle after the attack,' Shah Muhammad, a police official, told CNN." (03/27/13)

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Iraq: 39 killed, 74 wounded

March 27, 2014
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"The Iraqi government is hoping to find a quick solution to a legal problem that could cause the delay of next month’s election. Meanwhile, at least 39 people were killed and 74 more were wounded across Iraq. Dozens were wounded in attacks against polling stations." (03/26/14)

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Iraq: 68 killed, 81 wounded

March 26, 2014
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"At least 68 people were killed and 81 were wounded across Iraq today. Also, a month shy of national elections, the Independent High Electoral Commission quit en masse over what they described as 'interference' with their jobs." (03/25/14)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bombings kill at least 17

March 26, 2014
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Washington Post    

"A group of Taliban insurgents, including two suicide bombers, stormed an office of the election commission in the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing six people, around the same time that two suicide bombers killed six members of the Afghan security forces in an eastern province. In a third attack, a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vest during an athletic competition, killing five people." (03/25/14)

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